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Want to learn all about bone health? Then this is the episode for you! How does bone degrade? Who should be most concerned? How can you build bone? Are there certain nutritional supplements that can help?
Fracture risk increases with age as our bones thin, but throw some cancer treatment into the mix and bone thinning can happen sooner and more rapidly (up to seven times faster following cancer treatments, according to ASCO). Loss of bone mineral density (known as osteopenia or osteoporosis) increases fracture risk. This is not only true for older cancer patients but young ones too. And bone loss may be late-onset, not showing up until decades following treatment. That means adult survivors of childhood cancers are at a higher risk.
In Episode 15 of The Cancer Pod, Tina and Leah discuss bone density, risk factors for osteopenia and osteoporosis, and how you can prevent bone loss and reduce the risk of fractures. Tune in and share this episode with anyone you think is at risk of bone loss (it's not just for cancer survivors... aging itself is a risk factor).
Links we mentioned on this episode and other cool stuff:
Maren Morris - The Bones (video)
12 Yoga Poses vs. Osteoporosis - Dr. Loren Fishman (YouTube)Support the show